Pittville Park, Cheltenham
Pittville is a northern area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, founded in the early 19th century by Joseph Pitt. The population of Pittville Ward at the 2011 Census was 5,327. It now contains Pittville Park, with its two lakes, skatepark, three cafes, tennis courts, menagerie, children's play area, 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and Pump Room, Pittville School (the former Pate's Grammar School for Girls) and some of the finest examples of Regency & Victorian housing in the town. Gustav Holst's father, Adolph von Holst was organist at All Saints' Church, Pittville.With our online itinerary creator, Cheltenham attractions like Pittville Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Joseph Pitt, the developer of Pittville, wanted to create a 100acre estate, with its own Pump Room, walks, rides, and gardens and up to 600 houses. Pitt envisaged Pittville as a new spa town, one which would rival Cheltenham. Development began in 1824-5. Pitt employed the architect John Forbes, who designed the basic layout of the estate, and most importantly the Pittville Pump Room, which opened on 20 July 1830. Other architects employed by Pitt include Robert Stokes.
One notable house in Pittville's history is 'Ellerslie' at 108 Albert Road. In the beginning of the 20th century it was home to Rowena Cade, who after the First World War went to Cornwall and built the Minack Theatre near Land's End, largely with her own hands. 'Ellerslie' is now being converted from a nursing home into apartments.
Pittville Park Reviews
Went for a quick visit during our trip to cheltenham. Playground is fantastic and as a result quite busy. more »
great place with wonderful history, helpful staff. Try the water its so soft and clean. Take time to view the ceilngs and walk the park, visit the childrens recreation space and see the chipmunks, hen... more »
An amazing place for such a variety of activities. A great mix of historical building and features. There is loads of room to play ball games and a choice of cafes for refreshments. There's a boating lake, tennis courts, skate park with a natural play area. The small golf course doubles up as a really fun slope in the snow! There is a fairly new play area which has loads of equipment for all ages, with some animals to look at too.
Lots of green area space for picnics, dogs and running around areas. Great park for kids with viewing area to see different birds in large cages. Beautiful lake to walk/run around. And 2 cafes
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